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02.10.2015 16:23

Statement by the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations on the mass murder of Christians in a college in Oregon, USA

Statement by the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations on the mass murder of Christians in a college in Oregon, USA The Russian Orthodox Church is deeply grieved to learn about the terrible terrorist action in a college in the state of Oregon in the United States, in which peaceful people were killed.
02.10.2015 13:31

Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland: We are unpleasantly surprised by the fact that Orthodox parishes are captured by force in Ukraine

Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland: We are unpleasantly surprised by the fact that Orthodox parishes are captured by force in Ukraine During the meeting, which took place on October 1, 2015, at the metropolitan’s residence, Archpriest Nikolay informed His Beatitude about the present situation concerning the rights of the UOC faithful as some local councils have adopted discriminative decisions with regard to the UOC and its churches have been captured.
02.10.2015 13:23

OSCE meeting in Warsaw addresses the capture of Ukrainian Orthodox churches

OSCE meeting in Warsaw addresses the capture of Ukrainian Orthodox churches From September 21 to October 2, 2015, the OSCE held the Human Dimension Implementation meeting in Warsaw, Poland. It addressed in particular the realization of human rights in various spheres.
02.10.2015 13:13

Metropolitan Hilarion: Christianity is the core of our civilization code

Metropolitan Hilarion: Christianity is the core of our civilization code On September 26, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, anchorman of the Church and the World talk-show on Russia-24 TV network, hosted film director Andrei S. Konchalovsky.
01.10.2015 16:17

Construction of new cathedral in Paris continues

Construction of new cathedral in Paris continues Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad, who is on a working visit in France, arrived in Paris to visit the construction site of a new cathedral of the diocese of Chersonese on the Branly embankment.
01.10.2015 15:28

Interreligious Council of Russia issues a statement on the beginning of military operation of the Russian Federation in Syria

Interreligious Council of Russia issues a statement on the beginning of military operation of the Russian Federation in Syria The statement expresses hope that “the assistance of Russia will stave off the threat of terror and hasten the coming of peaceful life in this country and in the entire Middle East on the basis of dialogue and accord among different ethnic, religious and ideological groups.”
01.10.2015 14:40

A monument to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage

A monument to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church unveiled at Kursk-Root Hermitage A monument titled ‘Reunification’, dedicated to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church, was unveiled on September 30, 2015, at Kursk-Root Hermitage.
01.10.2015 12:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: One cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of the Syrian people

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: One cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of the Syrian people The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has expressed hope that participation of the Russian Federation in the resolution of the Syrian conflict will bring the long hoped-for civil peace to the region.
30.09.2015 22:06

DECR chairman congratulates Ambassador of Russia to the Republic of Macedonia

DECR chairman congratulates Ambassador of Russia to the Republic of Macedonia Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated Mr. Scherbak with his 65th birthday and presented him with an award of the Russian Orthodox Church – the medal of the Order of St. Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.
30.09.2015 18:29

DECR chairman meets with the Turkish Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the Turkish Ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Umit Yardim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Russia.